Mylène Demongeot

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Mylène Demongeot
MYLENE-DEMONGEOT-1960.jpg
Demongeot in 1960
Born Marie-Hélène Demongeot
(1935-09-29) 29 September 1935 (age 78)
Nice, France
Occupation actress
Years active 1953–present
Spouse(s) Marc Simenon (1968–1999) (his death)
Photo portrait by Studio Harcourt in 2008
Mylène Demongeot at the César Award ceremony in 2005

Marie-Hélène Demongeot, known as Mylène Demongeot (born 29 September 1935 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes) is a French actress with a career spanning six decades. She has appeared in 72 films since 1953.

Career[edit]

Demongeot gained fame and adulation for her portrayal of Abigail Williams in the Franco-East German production The Crucible (1957), for which she was nominated for BAFTA Awards for Most Promising Newcomer to Film. The blonde actress has performed in adventures like Vengeance of the Three Musketeers (1961) as Milady de Winter and in comedies like Fantômas (1964) directed by André Hunebelle. In the US she has co-starred with David Niven in Otto Preminger's Bonjour Tristesse (1958). She was also nominated for César Awards for Best Supporting Actress in 36 Quai des Orfèvres (2004) and La Californie (2006).

Personal life[edit]

Demongeot was born in Nice, Southern France.[1] She was married to director Marc Simenon from 1968 until his death in 1999.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director
1955 Frou-Frou de Cousinet-Duval's lover Augusto Genina
Futures vedettes the student Marc Allégret
1956 Papa, maman, ma femme et moi the young woman at the door Jean-Paul Le Chanois
It's A Wonderful World Georgie Val Guest
1957 The Crucible Abigail Raymond Rouleau
1958 Bonjour tristesse Elsa Otto Preminger
1959 Upstairs and Downstairs Ingrid Ralph Thomas
The Giant of Marathon Andromède Jacques Tourneur
Bad Girls Don't Cry Laura Mauro Bolognini
1960 Under Ten Flags Zizi Duilio Coletti
1961 The Singer Not the Song Locha Roy Ward Baker
Il ratto delle sabine Réa Richard Pottier
The Three Musketeers Milady de Winter Bernard Borderie
1962 I Don Giovanni della Costa Azzurra uncredited Vittorio Sala
1963 Doctor in Distress Sonia and Helga Ralph Thomas
1964 Fantômas Hélène André Hunebelle
1965 Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe Géza von Radványi
Fantômas se déchaîne Hélène André Hunebelle
Furia à Bahia pour OSS 117 Anna-Maria Sulza André Hunebelle
1966 Tendre Voyou (fr) Muriel Jean Becker
1967 Fantômas contre Scotland Yard Hélène André Hunebelle
1968 The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell Gaby Frank Tashlin
1969 The Thirteen Chairs Judy Nicolas Gessner and Luciano Lucignani
1984 Retenez Moi...Ou Je Fais Un Malheur the woman at the bank Michel Gérard
1986 Tenue de soirée cameo appearance Bertrand Blier
1997 L'Homme idéal Guillemette Xavier Gélin
2004 36 Quai des Orfèvres Manou Berliner Olivier Marchal
2006 Camping Laurette Pic Fabien Onteniente
French California Katia Jacques Fieschi
2010 Camping 2 Laurette Pic Fabien Onteniente
2013 On My Way

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Extrait de naissance 2317/1935 (source : Les Gens du Cinéma) — Dans ses mémoires, Mylène Demongeot précise elle-même son jour de naissance, soit le 29 septembre.
Bibliography
  • Demongeot, Mylène (September 2001). Tiroirs secrets. Paris: Le Pré aux Clercs. ISBN 2-84228-131-4. 

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